Northern Investors Co PLC

Northern Investors Company PLC.

Northern Investors Company PLC (In Members’ Voluntary Liquidation)

On 11 December 2018, Northern Investors Company PLC (the “Company”) was placed into members’ voluntary liquidation, and Patrick Brazzill and Richard Barker of Ernst & Young LLP, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF, were appointed as Joint Liquidators, following the passing of the special resolution at the General Meeting held on that day, in accordance with the details set out in the circular published by the Company on 16 November 2018.

Following application by the Company, the UK Listing Authority has cancelled the listing of the Company’s Shares on the Official List and the London Stock Exchange has cancelled the trading of the Company’s Shares on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities, in each case with effect from 8:00 am (London time) on 12 December 2018.

Distribution to shareholders

The Joint Liquidators of Northern Investors confirm that on 31 January  2019 an initial distribution of 115p per issued ordinary share of the Company was made, and this was paid by cheque to certificated shareholders and via CREST accounts to those shareholders holding shares in CREST.

Future distributions to shareholders

The timing and quantum of any future distribution(s) to the shareholders of Northern Investors is dependent upon the realisation of the remaining assets of the Company.  As per the circular issued to shareholders on 16 November 2018, this divestment strategy is likely to take some time.

Should any member require an update on the progress of the divestment strategy, please contact the Joint Liquidators using the details below.

Enquiries can be made of the Joint Liquidators at the details below.

By correspondence:

Patrick Brazzill
Ernst & Young LLP
1 More London Place
London SE1 2AF

By telephone:
Philip Heddell +44 207 951 9150

By e-mail:
pheddell@uk.ey.com

For information about the apportionment of CGT base cost between ordinary shares and B shares, following the issue and redemption of B shares in January 2017, click here.

For information about the apportionment of CGT base cost between ordinary shares and B shares, following the issue and redemption of B shares in May/June 2017, click here.

In July 2011 shareholders approved a change in investment strategy, whereby the trust ceased making new unquoted investments and began an orderly realisation of the portfolio with a view to returning funds to shareholders through a series of tender offers over a period of several years.

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